Year 2 enjoyed their recent adventure (on 3rd October 2018) to Big Buddha and Wat Plai Laem temples to study the interesting design of the temple and its surrounding buildings. This trip ties in with their topic this term: Buildings & Structures. Big Buddha is one of the biggest structures on Koh Samui visible from the plane and any other elevated parts of the island.
Despite the huge downpour that day, we arrived at Big Buddha in bright sunshine. We went up to the top where the huge sculpture of Buddha sits; walked around after paying respects. We had the chance to take a short rest and draw the buildings and structures which we found fascinating.
Afterwards, we also paid respects to the monk who very kindly gave us his blessings with a little bracelet around our wrists.
Then we headed off to Wat Plai Laem which is also another beautiful place to make observations on buildings and structures. We had a little snack before feeding the fish, pigeons and chickens with food you can purchase at the temple.
We walked into one of the temples where we admired the beautiful murals and mosaics on the walls and ceilings. The classic gold leaf design techniques seen throughout temples in Thailand and SE Asia made the place feel very bright and welcoming.
We learnt so much during our recent trip to the local temples and so fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the World where we can enjoy first hand experience of buildings and structures.